Jeremy Renner Says He Broke Both Arms While Filming a Stunt

Posted 2017/07/07 0 0

Movie star Jeremy Renner apparently fractured both his arms, his right elbow and left wrist, specifically, while filming a stunt.

 

The Oscar nominee, 46, spoke out about his big break for the first time on Friday while appearing at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic to support his new movie “Wind River,” in which Renner plays a federal wildlife officer drafted to help solve a murder on a Native American reservation in Wyoming:

"It won't stop things that I need to do. I heal fast and am doing everything I can to heal faster," he said.

And if you're worried that it'll affect Hawkeye in Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, Renner has put any fears to rest.

"I'm sort of a problem solver, you know. There will be an effect to it, but it won't stop me from doing things that I need to be doing. I'll heal fast. I'm doing everything I can to heal faster," he explained.

Renner, who declined to specify precisely which film he had sustained his injuries in, said: "I shall heal up before Avengers starts up again. I have fractured my right elbow and left wrist," adding with a grin: "This is my face in pain." Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the injury happened on the set of the New Line comedy Tag, which like Avengers, is shooting in Atlanta.

Renner, who was Oscar-nominated for “The Town” and “The Hurt Locker,” says that he is sometimes “surprised” when he watches scenes from fantasy movies he has acted in, like Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” because of the visual effects that have been added in post-production.

“Visual effects has become a huge part of filmmaking nowadays, and it is also done so well,” he said. “I remember watching the first ‘Avengers.’ … It was so big and there were so many characters and so many things going on, you can’t really understand from the script what the hell you are really doing. … Just figure out your character and your own piece in this puzzle.”

And then the effects take over. Once we’re done with principal photography, it goes into editing and the effects are added, and [the VFX] create the bad guys, the aliens, the backdrop,” he added. “So it is always a surprise when it comes to films like ‘Avengers’ and the whole Marvel universe to see [the finished movie]. It’s the only time that I really watch a movie that I’ve done because it is a complete surprise to me how it has actually turned out.”

Avengers: Infinity War is released in UK cinemas on April 27, 2018 and US cinemas on May 4, 2018.

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